Pulmonary Testing & Treatment
In our Pulmonary Medicine department at our Orange, CT office, we offer a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with chronic breathing problems. Treatment plans are complementary with medical therapy and individualized plans may include exercise, nutritional advice or even group therapy. If you would like to learn more about our pulmonary treatment services, give us a call today or schedule an appointment with one of our pulmonary therapists.
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DOCS MEDICAL GROUP PULMONARY CENTER
521 Boston Post Rd
(203) 529-3271 HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 9AM-5PM
WEEKENDS : Closed
Comprehensive Diagnosis Services & Treatment
When Should You be Tested?
Some pulmonary problems, such as COPD, can develop for many years without any symptoms. It’s easy to mistake breathlessness, coughing and other symptoms relating to the lungs as a normal part of aging. That’s why it is important that you talk to your doctor or consult with one of our specialists as soon as you notice any of these symptoms.
If you believe you may have a lung or pulmonary disorder or you have been referred to a specialist, our Orange respiratory doctors can help diagnose your condition. To provide a more accurate diagnosis, we specialize in methods such as bronchoscopy, transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB) and thoracentesis.
To properly examine your throat, larynx, trachea or lower airways, one of our specialists may perform a bronchoscopy on you. This type of procedure allows us to look directly at your airways through a thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope. We will use a bronchoscope to find the cause of your airway problem, take tissue samples, diagnose lung diseases, or even control bleeding.
Flexible Bronchoscopy: This type of procedure does not often require general anesthesia and includes using a thin, lighted tube to look at your airwaves. It tends to be more comfortable and offers a clearer view of the smaller airwaves and allows your doctor to remove a small sample of tissue.
Rigid Bronchoscopy: Normally used to remove large tissue samples for biopsy and performed general anesthesia using a straight, hollow metal tube. We may also use this procedure if there is bleeding blocking the airway or if there are other objects blocking the airway where a flexible bronchoscope cannot do.
Transthoracic Needle Biopsy (TNB)
We will perform a transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB) primarily for outpatients with the help of local anesthesia. This type of procedure can provide an accurate diagnosis for most thoracic lesions and can help us determine where the lesions are. The most common areas are on the pleura, lung parenchyma or the mediastinum.
If we find that you have fluid or air surrounding your lungs, we may perform a thoracentesis where we can remove the excess fluid or air between the lungs and the chest wall (pleural space). This procedure can help diagnose the cause of pleural effusion by removing pleural fluid that we can then run tests on. For the short term, this procedure will also relieve shortness of breath and pain caused by pleural effusion.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
For those suffering from chronic respiratory disease or decreased pulmonary functions, we offer a complete pulmonary rehabilitation program in Orange, CT and surrounding towns.
Common pulmonary problems include:
*COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
*Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is used in conjunction with medical therapy and can include:
*Energy Conserving Techniques
*Psychological Counseling or Group Support
We work with not only doctors and physicians, but specialists like respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians and nutritionists as well as psychologists and social workers. While you will receive expert opinions, advice and advisement from our medical team, this outpatient program is convenient to your lifestyle, offering you ways to improve your health without sacrificing time out of your daily occurrences.
Smoking Cessation Services
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that smokers who are trying to quit can double or triple their chances by receiving counseling, medicine or a combination of both. By quitting the habit of smoking, you’ll be able to reduce your chances of developing lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory symptoms, or lung disease.
The specialists at our Orange facility, can also recommend quit-smoking aids.
Some of these include:
Pulmonary Testing & Treatment
DOCS Urgent Care – Orange, is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified physicians. Our Orange facility is proud to offer our convenient pulmonary treatment options. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable services. To take part in our pulmonary rehabilitation program, give us a call today to discuss your options.